[ubuntu-art] Dust menubar evolution

Rico Sta. Cruz dropbox at ambiescent.com
Mon Sep 29 03:43:16 BST 2008

Hi everyone.

Just wanted to show you guys the recent unreleased developments on this

1) Light toolbars
The toolbars are going to be light by default. The dark, menu-integrated
toolbars will still be used by browser- and viewer-type applications where
the entire area below the toolbars is dedicated to content (i.e.: Firefox,
Nautilus, Eye of Gnome, Evince...)


Rationale: Aside from the fact that the dark toolbars cause problems on
certain apps, I wanted to create a distinction between types of
applications, while still staying visually coherent. If you look at OSX,
there are certain apps that use a different look (brushed metal) from the
rest, but the interface still manages to be solid.

2) Light version.
Just tryin' it out. Here's "Sand":


3) New scrollbars!
Okay, I'm sure there will be vehement reactions to this. Bear with me as
scrollbars are *hard* to design: you can never be sure they will look good
everywhere! With that out of the way, here they are:


Comments welcome.

PRGUY85 wrote:
> *Hi all.
> I've been testing Dust theme since its first release, very kind of it, but
> I
> think we're getting away from the original mockup, sometimes it's good,
> but
> sometimes it's bad : looking at the menubars, the original mockup is very
> clean. It's dark, compact, and the gradient is very soft, quite clean in
> fact. Looking back at the actual version of Dust, there are gradients
> everywhere in the top of a window :). Three of them in a Nautilus window,
> which is a little confusing I must say. Plus, the colors have gone lighter
> and lighter, and we now have a dark _grey_ theme, instead of the original
> dark one. Now Dust feels much glossier, I think, and less usable IMHO.
> Screenshot : http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8178/dustmenubargv6.png .
> And keep up the great work !
> Steph.*
> Totally agree.  Dust had me in the beginning but it has gone way off
> the first released mockup.  I think the 3 different gradient areas in
> Nautilus should be worked into one unison color gradient.
> Here is where I prefer New Wave, however Dust has a great metacity
> theme and the black is better than the gray at times in my opinion.
> Keep up the good work.
> -- 
> Manuel Mas
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